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vRompuy: Fast-Track EU Treaty Changes Without National Ratifications

The man would most likely be the permanent “King” of the New Europe. In a move to convince on his democratic point of views, the future absolute ruler of EU, President of European Council Herman Van Rompuy sat down at a table and wrote down his proposals for the future of the …

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Greece: Unemployment at 17.5% – 20K New Jobless Every Month

I should have started this post with a sentence like “Shocking data” or “Dramatic increase” but I don’t. I am neither shocked nor surprised about the new unemployment rate. Greek Statistics Authority ELSTAT issued the new data for September 2011. Unemployment is at 17.5% which translates into 857,656 people without a …

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How Lunar Eclipse Affects EU-Summit

Oh Oh Oh! Looking at the planets I would urgently and strongly advice our esteemed EU leaders to postpone the EU Summit scheduled for Thursday and Friday,  December 8th and 9th 2011.  Not only retrograde Mercury will have a major negative impact on their communication and will get them involved in endless …

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Ops! Two Spaniards Arrested for Owing the Greek State

It seems that bad Greek habits , such as non-payment of debts to the state and tax evasion, get adopted also by foreign  nationals living in the country where the sun always shine. At least it used to. The two Spanish owners of a company trading and processing iron were arrested in Thessaloniki. …

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Larisa: Supermarket Chain Pays Employees With Food & Milk Instead of Salary

That some business in Greece face serious economic problems is no secret. That some employees keep working waiting for the salary for three to six or even more than ten months is not a secret too. That businesses close down because of sharp decrease of revenues is known to everyone here as well. But that …

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Athens Metro 48h Strike, Dec 8-9/11 CANCELLED!

Athens Metro strike scheduled for December 8-9th 2011 has been cancelled! earlier… Workers at Athens Metro will be on two 24-hour strike from Thursday, December 8th at 5 am until Saturday, December 10th, 2011 at 5 am. The Metro workers launch their strike to protest the attack against their union president …

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Volos: Homeless Man Dies Inside a … Refrigerator

These are conditions that were unknown in Greece until recently….  A homeless man was found dead inside a refrigerator abandoned at a plot of a square at the city of Volos, in central Greece. The 70-year old man was ‘living’ inside the abandoned refrigerator for deep frozen fish, size 2 x …

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Greece’s Public Hospitals Refuse To Admit Poor Parturient Women

That’s the new Health System of Greece: State Hospitals turn away parturient women without job or insurance and small income if they can’t pay in advance the price of  €950 to €1500. According to daily Eleftherotypia, the managements of public hospitals in Athens, Thessaloniki, Rhodes and Rethymnon refused to admit women shortly …

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Barroso Implies & Warns Greece with Euro-Exit

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso warned Greece that the debt-ridden country had to meet its commitments towards its Euro-zone partners, otherwise it might have to leave the EZ  as he implied. In an interview to German conservative daily «Die Welt»  Barroso stressed among others that the kind of aid to Greece …

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ICJ-The Hague: Greece Was Wrong in Blocking FYROM’s Membership to NATO

 The International Court in the Hague ruled on Monday that Greece was wrong to block FYROM’s bid to join NATO in 2008 because of a long-running dispute over the country using the name of “Macedonia”. The two countries got into an unsolved -name dispute, when the Former Yugoslavia Republic of Macedonia got …

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